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Lockdown at Prairie Elementary lifted

Posted at 11:15 AM, Aug 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-19 12:15:48-04

LAFAYETTE, La. – Prairie Elementary was placed on a soft lockdown because of police activity near the school Thursday morning.

According to a spokesperson for the Lafayette Parish School System, police were working in the vicinity so a lockdown was initiated as per safety protocols.

Police had a foot pursuit in the area, stated Cpl. Bridgette Dugas, spokesperson for the Lafayette Police Department.

The lockdown has since been lifted.

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